Pregnancy & Childcare

How Can Chiropractic be Used During Pregnancy?

  • Chiropractors work with the body’s ability to adapt and function properly.
  • Chiropractic promotes normal physiology in both the mother and the baby during pregnancy
  • Possible benefits include:
  • In the mother
  • Prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy by creating a state of balance
  • Removes torsion of the ligaments
  • Reduces interference of the mother’s nervous system
  • Improving the maternal function
  • In the baby
  • Reducing interference from the mother’s nervous system allowing for better baby development
  • Mother’s pelvic balance allows greater room for the baby to develop without restrictions to the forming cranium, spine and skeletal system
  • Offers the baby the room to move into the best position
  • With proper positioning, there is a significant decrease in dystocia

Per the American pregnancy associating, 50-70% of pregnant women experience back pain.  This can happen at any during pregnancy, for a variety of reasons.  Relaxin hormone, loosening the ligaments in the pelvis and spine.  Additional weight which changes the center of gravity and posture, increasing lumbar lordosis.

All of these things can cause misalignments or subluxations in the low back and pelvis as well as hypertoncity or muscle imbalances. Chiropractic can help to address all of these causes.  Adjustments, myofascial release, postural exercise can all help with the back pain associated with pregnancy.

Universal Chiropractic is pleased to have Dr. Alana Flitt caring for expectant mothers and pediatric patients. Her own experiences with pregnancy, labor, and motherhood lead her to become a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and obtain her certification in the Webster Technique and while the Webster Technique can be used on anyone, it offers special benefits for pregnant women. A Webster adjustment helps to create balance in the pelvis and low back as well as reduce nervous system interference, helping to provide the healthiest pregnancy possible. Balancing a mother’s pelvis also allows the baby more room to grow and develop and can provide the baby the space to move into the best possible position for birth which may even lead to a shorter, easier delivery.

Dr. Alana also strongly believes that chiropractic treatment of children can help promote wellness, reduce illness, and encourage optimal health by reducing nervous system interference, thus putting a child on the right path for health and wellness into adulthood. Her expertise in these fields can help the entire family achieve the highest level of health and wellness possible.

Childcare

  • Webster Certification: specialized training
  • Member International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
  • 4 year B.S. in biology with special concentration in anatomy and physiology
  • 4 year Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Universal Chiropractic
  • 1900 Ridge Rd. Suite 127
  • West Seneca, NY 14220
  • Promoting Lifetime Family Wellness
  • Nutritional consults/Dietary supplements
  • High speed/low force adjusting techniques
  • Drop pelvic/sacral adjustments

Dr. Alana has recently become a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)! She is now certified in the Webster Technique!  The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of pelvic dysfunction.  This has special benefits for expecting mothers!

Pregnancy and Birth as a Natural Process with Chiropractic Care Supporting this Process.  Chiropractors work with the body’s ability to adapt and function the way it is designed to. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby in pregnancy and birth. Here are the potential benefits:

In the mother:

  • Prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in pelvic bony structures, muscles and ligaments.
  • Removes torsion of the ligaments that support the uterus thus potentially reducing aberrant tension to the woman’s uterus.
  • Reduces interference to the mother’s vital nerve system which controls and coordinates all her systems and functions.
  • By improving maternal function, we are decreasing the potential for unnecessary intervention during labor and delivery.

To the infant:

  • Reduces interference to the mother’s nerve system allowing for better baby development.
  • Pelvic balance allows the baby greater room to develop without restrictions to its forming cranium, spine and other skeletal structures.
  • Offers the baby the room to move into the best possible position for birth.
  • With proper fetal positioning, there is a significant decrease in painful, prolonged labor and the resulting birth trauma caused by intervention.